Associate - Standards

Washington D.C.
Nov 09, 2018
Dec 14, 2018
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time
Come join the American Petroleum Institute (API) as a member of our Global Industry Services (GIS) team. GIS is dedicated to providing valuable products and services to the international oil and gas industry through certification, training, publications, statistics, and events.  


As our Standards Associate, you will have the opportunity to provide policy and procedural guidance and technical and administrative support for assigned API standards committees. 


You will be responsible to: 


    Provide policy and procedural guidance, technical and administrative support, and strategic planning for the work program and publications of assigned API Petroleum Measurement standards committees, Subcommittees, and task/work groups. Assist committee and subcommittee officers in developing effective meeting plans, schedules and arrangements. Develop and distribute timely meetings notices, agendas, minutes, standards development related ballots and other materials to facilitate consensus decisions. Work with task group officers to coordinate drafting and revision of publications, and to establish and meet timely publication deadlines. Assure technical accuracy of publications is maintained by providing technical support. Establish and maintain liaison with other standards development organizations, industry associations and government agencies as needed, informing API management of significant issues and recommended actions. Ensure that requests for API research and standards development funds are presented to the Midstream Standards Manager in the specified format by the specified deadline, and managing approved projects. Work with other API departments and segments to ensure coordination on cross-functional issues

You will possess the following qualifications:


    Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other scientific discipline, standards management or a related technical environment. Requires 2+ years experience in one or more of the following fields: petroleum measurement, oil and gas pipeline, tank truck, rail or marine operations, gathering, processing, storing and transportation of oil and natural gas; or coordination of a related technical program. This position requires strong organizational, interpersonal, facilitative and program management skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Some domestic and international travel required.

About API


The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 40 million Americans.


Although our focus is primarily domestic, in recent years our work has expanded to include a growing international dimension, and today API is recognized around the world for its broad range of programs. Learn more about API at Opens a New Window.


As an API team member, you will enjoy competitive wages, excellent benefits, a generous PTO plan with paid holidays and a great working atmosphere.

API is an EOE M/F/D/V.


This job outline describes the typical accountabilities and requirements of the position and should not be construed as an all encompassing description of every duty performed by or expected of the incumbent.

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